Get Active with Active Northants
Written by Chris Harris on June 9, 2020
Northamptonshire Sport is delighted to launch Active Northants. It is a series of new opportunities for teenagers (aged 14 – 19) to spend time together in a structured way. Throughout June, teenagers can take part in free online Boxing, Calisthenics, Dance, Fitness or Yoga classes by registering at www.northamptonshiresport.org/activenorthants
Using local organisations, Northamptonshire Sport have providing funding to deliver the sessions. Hale Training and The Compound, Wellingborough have come together to support CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) in offering sessions throughout June and ongoing throughout the rest of 2020. Joining them offering sessions is Born to Perform Dance School, Namastella Yoga, and Megan Robinson Personal Trainer.
Coach Megan said “Though you will be working in a group and supporting and motivating each other, you will working to your own ability and pace whilst also pushing yourself just outside your comfort zone. This will give you the perfect chance to grow mentally and physically. So after completing my level 2 gym instructing course in 2017 and level 3 personal training course in 2018, I decided at some point that there must be something more to health than a good physique and a low fat score right? So I changed my purpose of training to more about celebrating what my body can do and performing better rather than dwelling on what it can’t do. By building good training and nutritional habits to make the most of what I have now, and maintain my body’s condition into the future.”
Matthew Peleszok, Northamptonshire Sport said “We are delighted to be working with 5 high quality partners to deliver these sessions. We have tried to match up what teenagers want, with when they want it to ensure we help provide the correct opportunities. Using locally sourced deliverers helps allow us to turn the virtual into actual sessions once restrictions are further lifted. Using Sport England funding we have been able to provide a much needed opportunity for teenagers to be active in a safe place, if the sessions prove successful we look forward to continuing them throughout July.”